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Gauntlet Thrown Down on Scouts October 19, 2007 8:41 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest, Scouts, Touchy Subjects
Looks like Philadelphia is pressuring the Boy Scouts of America to accept gay scouts. This will be interesting to see how it pans out.
PHILADELPHIA – The city has decided that the Boy Scouts chapter here must pay fair-market rent of $200,000 a year for its city-owned headquarters because it refuses to permit gay Scouts.
The organizationâ€™s Cradle of Liberty Council, which currently pays $1 a year in rent, must pay the increased amount to remain in its downtown building past May 31
The Supreme Court ruled in 2000 that Scouts, as a private group, have a First Amendment right to bar gays from membership.